Former teammate of Celtic candidate Eddie Howe, Stephen Robinson, is expecting calls about David Turnbull if he ends up taking the Hoops job.
Howe has been consistently linked with a move to Celtic Park following the resignation of Neil Lennon.
The situation has dragged on for weeks, but there remains hope that the Bhoys can strike a deal with the former Bournemouth man.
Robinson, who managed Turnbull at Motherwell, reckons the young midfielder can be the player Howe builds around next season and beyond.
Speaking to The Daily Record this weekend, he said: “I know Eddie very well because we played at Bournemouth together. If he does take the Celtic job I’m sure he will be asking me questions about David.
“You’ve seen the players Eddie had at Bournemouth in the Premier League and the style of football he liked to play. It was usually high intensity, with quick passing and moving through the zones. David fits into that perfectly.
“No matter if it is Eddie, or any other manager, they would be very lucky to work with David. As long as he keeps developing with his feet on the ground – and the boy I know from Motherwell will do that – he’ll definitely progress at Celtic no matter who’s in charge.
“Whoever does come in as manager, David will have a big part to play in that Celtic team. He has been their one shining light to come out of a season where Celtic haven’t achieved what they wanted to.”
David Turnbull can be crucial for Eddie Howe, or anyone else, at Celtic
Robinson knows all about Turnbull’s abilities, and he’s spot on here.
Not many Celtic players have come through this season with credit, but the breakthrough of Turnbull has been a definite positive.
He still has learning to do, and needs to more consistently finish matches, but that can all come with time.
It’s easy to forget he is still only 21. He plays with the composure and class of someone well beyond his years.
As he matures he’s only going to get better. If he can stay fit and motivate at Celtic, which everyone is expecting, the sky really is the limit.